Luciano Pavarotti on WMAQ-TV
Luciano Pavarotti arrives at Chicago's O'Hare airport in September,
note: This video documents the September, 1977 encounter
of the Curator and
WMAQ-TV producer Marjorie Fox with Luciano Pavarotti who had come
to Chicago for the Lyric Opera's season opener, L'elisir d'amore.
This piece is notable (among other reasons) because it portrays
Pavarotti as a devoted family man who has finally brought his weight
This piece was originally shot on film (WMAQ-TV had still not fully
adopted videotape technology in 1977). Opera-lover Amatore Mazzacano
was behind the camera. Sound is by Jake Collins. Lighting is by
Anchor Don Craig introduces reporter Rich Samuels. Does anybody
know what became of him.
Thanks to Marjorie Fox (now of the University of Cincinnati) for
providing this video.
from the video:
Luciano Pavarotti with wife #1 Adua and their three daughters, Lorenza,
Cristina and Giuliana.
Luciano Pavarotti cooks lunch in the kitchen of his Chicago apartment.
A Pavarotti culinary creation, allegedly containing little or no fat.
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